2nd District Police Station Bethesda, Maryland
Montgomery County, Maryland’s newest police station will be built on the gravel parking lot at Rugby Avenue and Del Ray Avenue in Bestheda, Maryland just south of the Woodmont-Rugby Garage 35 and just west of the 8120 Woodmont office building. The existing facility is 21,700 square feet and, according to the county, too small to meet the requirements of the 24-hour police station.
To help pay for the new four-story, 38,000-square-foot station, the county will give StonebridgeCarras the property of its existing station, which the developer intends to use for a new mixed-use development project in the center of downtown Bethesda. The building will meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification, a measure of a building’s energy efficiency. It will also include a meeting room open to the public. There will be a secure, gated entrance for police officers, something the existing station doesn’t have. The county police department’s 2nd District serves Bethesda, Potomac, North Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington and parts of Silver Spring.
Scope of Work
General Contractor Smoot Construction needed a team of seasoned professionals that specialized in high-performance insulating air barrier systems and that is why they decided to contact the team from Cameron Building Envelope Specialist to complete the job.
Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is a new concept for Montgomery County Government. The County engages a contractor to examine a building or group of buildings seeking improvements that can be implemented to reduce energy usage. Our team used a closed-cell polyurethane insulation system and air barrier material designed for use in commercial construction applications utilizing an EPA approved, zero ozone-depleting, blowing agent. The material that we used is designed to improve the energy efficiency of any type of building. Our insulating air barrier systems are designed to maximize the performance of the building envelope, allows HVAC systems to operate more efficiently, thus reducing energy costs while improving occupant comfort.